ROS-I London Robotics Training announced!

re.je is a design and technology practice that operates in industry, research and academia. Topics of expertise include Architectural Design (buildings), robotics and Free & Open Source development. re.je carries out various workshops and consulting in both industry and academia.

Gary Edwards is trained and works in Architecture (buildings) and has been a Free and Open Source software user for over 15 years including advanced robotics platforms. It is insights and enthusiasm from this combination that he hopes to share with participants.

Projects by re.je

Upcoming workshops

ROS-I London Training

Date:05 - 09 November 2018
Location:G.16 - UCL at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Audience:Various
Capacity:13 participants
 
Price:£900 - £1,000

ROS-I London Training Poster

ROS-I London Training Poster

The first London edition of the ROS-Industrial training will be hosted by re.je @ UCL Here East from 5 - 9 November 2018. It will consist of:

Scheduled topics

  • Day 1: Introduction to Linux
  • Day 2-4: ROS basic training (introduction, manipulation, navigation)
  • Day 5: Advanced ROS topics (statemachine-based programming tools; build, test, release workflow and tools)

More details about the curriculum can be found in the agenda of current EU editions, upon which the November training will also be based.

This workshop will be supported by tutors from Fraunhofer IPA as part of the ROSIN initiative. The instructor of these sessions received training under the ROSIN project, funded under the H2020 work program contract no. 732287 .

ROSIN Logo

Cost

  • Full course (days 1-5): £1,000
  • ROS training only (days 2-5): £900

Registration

The training is open to anyone, please send an email to gary@re.je with TRAINING in the subject using the following registration link

Registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

ROS | URDF | MoveIT | Python | TF | Statemachine | QA | Open Source | Robotics | IK | Kinematics | Gazebo | Robot arm | Simulation | AMCL | RVIZ | Linux | Navigation | Path planning | SLAM | Mapping

Previous workshops

You can find details of past workshops below. For each workshop, all key exercises are recorded in a public Gitlab repository for future reference:

Laser Scanning and Robotics Workshop

Date:29 - 30 April 2017
Location:G.09 - G.11 - 22 Gordon Street, London
Audience:Intermediate
Repository:Gitlab repo

Previous Chainsaw Choreographies workshop

  • Blender
  • Point clouds
  • Gitlab
  • Python
  • Visualization
  • Importing assets
  • Open Source
  • Robotics
  • IK
  • FK
  • Kinematics
  • Robot arm
  • Rigging
  • Simulation
  • Data processing
  • Mesh

Blender scripting

Date:25 February 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location:1.11 - 22 Gordon Street, London
Audience:Intermediate
Repository:Gitlab repo

Postscript - Bathing in Light

Postscript - Bathing in Light

  • Blender
  • Point clouds
  • Gitlab
  • Python
  • YAML
  • Visualization
  • Importing assets
  • Open Source
  • Robotics
  • IK
  • FK
  • kinematics
  • Robot arm
  • Rigging
  • Simulation
  • Data processing

Blender rigging and code setup

Date:11 February 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location:1.11 - 22 Gordon Street, London
Audience:Intermediate
Repository:Gitlab repo

Mohammed Syafiq's 'Anna'

Wireframe of Mohammed Syafiq's 'Anna' model in Blender ready for rigging

  • Blender
  • Point clouds
  • Gitlab
  • Python
  • YAML
  • Environment modelling
  • Geometry
  • Visualization
  • Importing assets
  • Open Source
  • Robotics
  • IK
  • FK
  • kinematics
  • Robot arm
  • Rigging

Calibration & rigging

Date:4 February 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location:1.11 - 22 Gordon Street, London
Audience:Intermediate
Repository:Gitlab repo

Spherical stereo render of point cloud

  • Blender
  • Point density texture
  • Interface setup
  • Point clouds
  • Gitlab introduction
  • Python
  • Lidar
  • 3d Scanning
  • Environment modelling
  • Geometry
  • Visualization
  • Importing assets
  • Rendering
  • Open Source
  • PCL
  • Robotics
  • IK
  • FK
  • kinematics
  • Robot arm

Lidar to Blender - ReCap 360 (Online)

Date:29 January 2017
Location:Online
Audience:Beginner
Repository:Gitlab repo
Report:Youtube link
  • Blender
  • Faro
  • Point clouds
  • Plain text
  • Lidar
  • 3d Scanning
  • Environment modelling
  • Importing assets
  • Rendering
  • Open Source
  • PCL
  • Animation
  • OBJ
  • Recap 360
  • Cloud service

VR Animations - Spherical stereo rendering

Date:28 November 15:00
Location:G.08 - Bartlett UCL, London
Audience:Intermediate
Repository:Gitlab repo

Spherical stereo render of point cloud

  • Blender
  • Point density texture
  • Point clouds
  • Python
  • Lidar
  • 3d Scanning
  • Environment modelling
  • Geometry
  • Visualization
  • Importing assets
  • Rendering
  • Oculus
  • Vive
  • Open Source
  • Virtual reality
  • VR
  • PCL
  • Animation
  • Spherical stereo
  • ffmpeg

Blender Basics with Point Clouds

Date:21 November 15:00
Location:G.08 - Bartlett UCL, London
Audience:Beginner/Intermediate
Repository:Gitlab repo

Example screenshot

Point density texture using vertex colours in Cycles (by BlenderDiplom.com)

  • Blender
  • Point density texture
  • Interface setup
  • Point clouds
  • Gitlab
  • Python
  • Lidar
  • 3d Scanning
  • Environment modelling
  • Geometry
  • Visualisation
  • Importing assets
  • Rendering
  • Open Source
  • PCL

Robotic Fabrications, Chainsaw Choreographies Summer School

Date:27 July - 5 August 2016
Location:AA Hooke Park, Dorset
Audience:Intermediate
Report:Workshop Video

Hooke Structure

  • Robotics
  • Fabrication
  • Robot arm
  • Machining strategies
  • Simulation
  • Kuka
  • KRL
  • Geometry
  • Toolpaths
  • Digital fabrication
  • Japanese joinery
  • Chainsaw
  • Choreography
  • On-site fabrication
  • Prototype

Teacher

Gary Edwards portrait

Gary Edwards

Gary Edwards is trained in Architecture (buildings) and operates out of London in the UK. He practices architectural design at the global engineering firm Arup, heading various multidisciplinary digital initiatives.

He has over 15 years of experience with GNU/Linux and working with Free & Open Source communities. An early adopter of ROS-I in 2014, he has employed the advanced robotic platform for both manufacturing and performative projects.

Gary, through re.je, has taught and lectured both in practice and academia including top UK universities UCL and the Architectural Association. He is a teaching fellow on UCL’s new DfM program.

Terms & Conditions

Venue details

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Materials

Please check the workshop's description to ensure you bring any required digital or physical equipment.

Each workshop will have an open Git repository so that participants can continue to explore and share the content covered.

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